Letters

Work Zone

Summer is coming and they made a Work Zone Awareness week. That is so sad. People just don’t understand, these people are getting run over because of stupid drivers, call phones, etc. Slow down for God’s sake or hang up your license, and watch our PennDOT workers! Donna J. ...

Questionable mail

I received a letter in the mail from the Williamsport Water Authority. I was surprised to learn that it was not only a letter written and signed by the Executive Director, Douglas Keith, but also a solicitation for a private company called Homeserve USA repair Management Company. In the letter ...

Anger over facts

To the man behind me at the gas station on East Third Street on March 22 at 4 p.m., who yelled at me and told me I should read the paper, I hope you see this. I do read the paper and I watch Fox News. You saw the Trump bumper stickers on my car and started shouting about Trump cutting Meals ...

Delighted by pictures

I was delighted when I saw the pictures of the Farmers Market in Market Street. My family and I moved to Williamsport in 1967 and I had never seen a Farmers Market before. So, after some encouragement from a friend, I went down. Imagine my surprise when I saw all of the vendors there. The ...

Incompetence

So, here comes another $5 fee to help cover up the incompetence of our elected officials. They need $870,000 to repair bridges. Where were they when a million of our tax dollars went to the golf course in Allenwood? Or how about the $1.25 million given to Bowman Field? When did it ...

Fracking

I’ve often wondered why the gas companies drilling and fracking for natural gas keep pumping the waste water back into the ground to get rid of it. It causes earthquakes in the area, where they pump it back into the ground. It would be like a human being drinking a glass of kerosene. We ...

Based on a lie

The "progressive" philosophy is based on the lie that the Constitution is outdated or that it's a living document that needs constant reinterpretation. Therefore courts must "reinterpret" it to govern the country. They assume it is too much trouble to follow the Constitutional way of amending ...

All income should be taxable

There is nothing sacred about “unearned” income in the form of capital gains or dividends and that income should be taxed at the same rate as “earned” income from labor or other work. During the Eisenhower Administration, when the top federal income tax rate was 90 percents, any and ...

Uptown Music Collective

Congratulations to two of our own local area musicians, Dylan Rockoff and Jasper Van Dijirk, and also to your teacher, Dave Brumbaugh. I know you are well over the moon for these guys. After seeing the Michael Jackson performance, I know that you worked long and hard with these young talents ...

Give prayer a chance

We begin on April 2, with NBC’s, “Meet the Press,” moderated by Chuck Todd. Early on, he used a two-word phrase to describe President Trump’s path, (70 days in) as an “unsustainable trajectory.” The impact of the words was sudden and cut me to the quick. Several editorials I ...

Universal coverage

All of us receive medical care at various times in our lives. But not all of us have healthcare coverage. Those without healthcare coverage end up accessing their medical care in the most expensive way possible, the hospital emergency room. This is a big reason why our country ...

Short memories

Does anyone remember when President George Bush, the younger Bush, was president? He invited Vladimir Putin over to America, and he took him down to his Texas ranch. He showed Mr. Putin all his play toys, and then he took Mr. Putin on a tour of the Grand Canyon and Yosemite National Park ...

Poor constituent treatment

I have been contacting Congressman Tom Marino's office to get his opinion on matters in Congress and when a Town Hall meeting will be scheduled. His staff always tells me to sign up for the newsletters, that Mr. Marino doesn’t typically schedule Town Hall meetings during the winter, that he ...

Excellent representation

While the media seems to report only upheaval and chaos in Washington, I want to thank Congressman Tom Marino for continuing to represent the people of his district in the best way possible. Marino understands the needs of his constituents because he travels the area frequently. He holds ...

Hearing problem

I agree with Leland Shipe about the hearing problem on TV and movies. It seems some people either don’t speak distinctively or too low or fast. I have a pair of good headphones that helps a lot. The movies are just as bad, but some theaters (like the new one in Williamsport) now offer ...

Realistic conservatism

You would think any conservative who heard President Donald Trump’s acceptance speech would be all fired up about his being elected our supreme leader of our faltering country’s dangerous path it was “being led down.” Well, you’d be wrong about some of them. There are some ...

Deserving of notice

On the front page of the Sun-Gazette March 13 there were two separate news accounts of two young men, both doing something that deserves the front page. The one which speaks about the first police chief of Williamsport. A lot would not be known but for Connery McFadden, a third great-grandson ...

Selective criticism

A March 16 letter, “Tyrannical,” peddled a lot of selective criticism and concern aimed at President Trump because he’s a critic of the left wing media complex, and on one occasion, limited access to a very small handful of media outlets. Where was this writer when Obama, who literally ...

The circus

The Montoursville Area School District's Board meeting lasted four and a half hours recently. During that time, the business manager and superintendent presented information crucial to the 2017-2018 budget, on which the Board is responsible to vote by May 9. Both Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Bason were ...

Treasured place lost

Lately in the news, I see that more mothers of our children are endangering the welfare of their own children by exposing them to their live-in boyfriends. Four generations ago, when I was a child, the most treasured and safe place for a child to be was in the care or arms of their ...